Early Marriage, Marital Relations and Intimate Partner Violence in Ethiopia

by Annabel Erulkar
International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Vol. 39, Nr. 1, March 2013

8 pp. 132 kB:
http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/journals/3900613.pdf

In Ethiopia, the lack of educational opportunities for girls is fuelling the country’s high level of early marriage. Using data on 20-24-year-old women, the author found that most of those who had married before age 15 had never been to school (79%) and that only 3% had attained any secondary schooling. Unschooled women had nine times the risk of marrying before age 15 as women who had some degree of formal education and five times the risk of marrying at ages 15-17.

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